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Played
March 30, 2013 6:10 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ D. Fischer‎
Attendance:‬ 11774‎
 
Will Johnson 55′
48′ (PG) H. Thomas
Will Johnson 71′ (PG)

MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Portland Timbers

These two Western conference teams meet with both still searching for a first victory of the season.

By Stephanie Gardner

Sal Zizzo, Portland Timbers; Martin Rivero, Tony Cascio, Colorado Rapids; MLS
Doug Pensinger
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Irwin; Mullan, Klute, O’Neill, Wynne; Powers, Thomas, Harris; Harbottle, Brown, Mwanga.

Injury Report:

OUT: Martin Rivero (R foot fracture) Jaime Castrillon (R knee surgery), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture), Anthony Wallace (L groin strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Edson Buddle (R knee soreness), Pablo Mastroeni (L hamstring strain)
Portland Timbers (4-3-3): Ricketts; Zemanski, Jean-Baptiste, Silvestre, Harrington; Chara, Jewsbury, W. Johnson; Valeri, R. Johnson, Nagbe.

Injury Report:

OUT: Bright Dike (L ACL surgery), Brent Richards (L ACL surgery), Sal Zizzo (L medial meniscus tear)

QUESTIONABLE: David Horst (L hip strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Both of these teams are still looking for their first wins of the 2013 MLS season.
  • Danny Mwanga, who was traded from Portland to Colorado in the offseason, may make his first appearance for his new club.
  • The last time these two sides met, the Rapids defeated the Timbers, 3-0, and avoided last place in the 2012 Western Conference.
  • Colorado's Drew Moor will miss this game due to suspension.
  • This is a rematch of Portland's first MLS match, against the Rapids in Denver two years ago.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 22, 2014 Colorado Rapids 2 - Portland Timbers 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 20, 2013 Portland Timbers 1 - Colorado Rapids 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 23, 2013 Portland Timbers 3 - Colorado Rapids 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 30, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - Portland Timbers 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 5, 2012 Colorado Rapids 3 - Portland Timbers 0
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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
15Chris KluteDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
9Edson BuddleStriker
26Deshorn BrownStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
-Kory KindleDefender
23Atiba HarrisStriker
24Nathan SturgisDefender
28Davy ArmstrongMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
18David HorstDefender
16Andrew-Jean BaptisteDefender
4Will JohnsonStriker
13Jack JewsburyDefender
14Ben ZemanskiMidfielder
21Diego Ferney CharáMidfielder
8Diego ValeriMidfielder
6Darlington NagbeStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
-Ryan MillerDefender
-Dylan Tucker-GagnesDefender
11Kalif AlhassanMidfielder
9Frédéric PiquionneStriker
20A. ValenciaStriker
22Rodney WallaceDefender
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1